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Is Eddie Murphy Making A New Standup Comedy Special?

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Jul. 19 2019, Updated 6:38 p.m. ET

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Eddie Murphy may be back on the comedy stage sooner than fans think! On Thursday, July 18, a clip of Netflix's Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee was released and the star talked with Jerry Seinfeld about pursuing standup comedy again.

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“You know that you not doing stand-up drives people crazy — you know that, right?” Jerry, 65, asked Eddie, 58, in the preview.

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“I’m going to do it again,” the Dr. Dolittle actor said. “Everything just has to be right. You have to get up there and start working out. I still gotta go to the comedy club.”

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While there has not been any public announcements, Eddie is reportedly negotiating a contract with Netflix that includes a large sum of money.

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The actor, who made his stand up debut in 1976, may "sign a comedy deal worth $70 million" for an undisclosed number of specials.

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While Eddie has been focusing on his acting career for the last few decades, he is reportedly "eager" to return to stand up. After getting his start in the late 70s, the 58-year-old was a Saturday Night Live regular from 1980 to 1984.

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He released his first comedy album in 1982 and filmed his first comedy special Delirious in 1983. In 1987, his concert film Eddie Murphy Raw was made at Madison Square Garden and grossed over $50 million.

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Would you be excited if Eddie made a Netflix special? Let us know in the comments below!

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